Decadence: Christmas at Basildon Park

Festive Christmas Decorations in the Octagon Room

Witness Basildon Park dripping in opulent Christmas décor and feel the glow of thousands of tree lights as we do Christmas the Victorian way.

Discover Christmas from Basildon Park's history, with this year focusing on lavish Victorian tradition.

The house will be decorated to the nines in huge trees and beautiful decorations that are sure to get you in the festive spirit. 

Christmas decorations in the Octagon Room
Christmas decorations in the Octagon Room
Christmas decorations in the Octagon Room

 

Candlelight Tours 

Candle light at Christmas
Candle light at Christmas
Candle light at Christmas

Take a private tour of the house and see hundreds of candles and tree lights glittering. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

We will be hosting tours every Friday in December (apart from the 24), from 6 - 8pm. Tickets are £20 each, bookable online.

Winter Walking

The illuminated woodland walk at Basildon Park
The woodland walk illuminated with fairy lights, as a family walks through
The illuminated woodland walk at Basildon Park

Our illuminated woodland walk to the mansion will be back this year, with thousands of twinkling lights - a perfect photo opportunity.

There's also four waymarked routes in the parkland for more adventurous walkers, with fantastic views of the mansion and parkland. Pick up a map from Visitor Reception and get some fresh air outside, with some warming hot drinks afterwards available in the tea-room.

A Christmas memory for all the family

Basildon Park is the perfect place to bring the whole family and make some festive memories. After taking in the festive sights in the house, you and your family are invited to head to the café and enjoy some festive treats, or buy a gift for someone special in the shop.

Wreath making classes

We're hosting classes with expert florist Jane where you can learn how to make a wreath to adorn your door, with mince pies and hot drinks. 

Wreath making class at Basildon Park
Wreath making class at Basildon Park
Wreath making class at Basildon Park

Classes are on Wednesday 20, Friday 29 Nov, Sunday 1, Wednesday 4,  Monday 9 and Wednesday 11 Dec. Classes will last 3 hours, times to be confirmed, and will be £45 per ticket, bookable online.

Christmas dinners in the café at Basildon Park

After wandering around the house and seeing its lavish beauty, you can treat yourself to a festive 2 course dinner in the café. Booking online is essential, and worth it, for a traditional Polseden Lacey bred turkey dinner with all the trimmings. There's portion sizes for little ones, too!

Visitor enjoying Christmas at Basildon Park
Visitor looking at the Christmas decorations through a doorway at Basildon Park
Visitor enjoying Christmas at Basildon Park

Celebrate Christmas at Basildon Park everyday from Sunday 1 December until Monday 6 January. This house is open every day from 11am until 4pm, with last entry 3.15pm, and normal admission charges apply.